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Silver Birch | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual ZF | 4.0 litre inline-Six cylinder | 38,284 miles showing | AU$1,575,995
It’s difficult to start without stating the obvious that the Aston Martin DB5 is the most famous car in the world. After the release of James Bond: Goldfinger in 1964 every boy and his father had posters of the super-suave Sean Connery leant up next to the Silver Birch Saloon BMT 216A equipped with machine guns, revolving plates, bullet proof windscreen and a red button ejecting the passenger - (These optional extras are not available).
Today the DB5 is a collector's crown and jewel with just a small number of 1,021 examples built and an even smaller number remaining today, DB5 values internationally have soared to new heights due to its drop-dead gorgeous and timeless design, highly engaging drive and its world-class iconic stature.
Providing brute performance and pure luxury, the DB5 sported an all new aluminum DOHC 4.0 litre straight six with three side draft SU Carburetors driven through a 5 Speed ZF manual transmission wrapped in a lightweight tubular framed body penned by famed Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and with 282HP on tap, the sprint from 0 to 100km/h is just 8 seconds with a top speed of 233km/h.
The Aston features four-wheel disc brakes, independent wishbone suspension with a live rear axle, oil cooling, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels and electric windows making this 1960’s treasure a pleasure to drive.
Delivered new to F.B. Beard ESQ. of St John’s Hill, Shrewsbury on the 22nd of May 1964 and available today on our showroom floor is this gorgeous and well-kept numbers matching Aston Martin DB5 presented in Silver Birch over its original Dark Blue Connolly leather trim.
Presenting today in superb order throughout, this stunning Aston Martin DB5 has undergone a sympathetic restoration over the last 5 years as well as receiving a full mechanical overhaul completed only recently. Featuring a Webasto roof to open-up for those long sunny weekend drives and now triple Weber carburetors for improved Vantage performance this Aston Martin is ripe to be driven.
Originally Carribean Pearl Metallic, the iconic Silver-birch paintwork the vehicle is presented in today carries a glass-like finish and the interior shows all the subtle nuances of originality so hard to find. From the correct Smiths gauges and time piece, door trims, timber rimmed steering wheel and the gear shifter all examples of a truly original car.
Supplied with an Aston Martin Heritage Trust certificate along with early restoration documents and registration certificates placing this Aston Martin in Australia in the 1990’s along with a toolkit and spare wheel.
What we have here is a rare opportunity to own, drive and invest in a forever desirable poster car. Given its noteworthy provenance and condition this sports classic car will remain a blue-chip investment and significant example of the most famous Aston Martin’s ever produced.